KATV reports that a verdict was reached late last night in the wrongful termination and defamation lawsuit brought by former David Singer, a former Arkansas treasurer's office staffer, against Treasurer Dennis Milligan and his chief of staff Jim Harris. The jury found in favor of Milligan and Harris.
The Supreme Court today issued a temporary suspension, with pay, for Circuit Court Judge William Pearson, who has served as judge for the 5th judicial district (Pope, Johnson, and Franklin counties) since 2008.
The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission today filed a petition with the Arkansas Supreme Court requesting the suspension of Circuit Court Judge William Pearson, who has served as judge for the fifth judicial district (Pope, Johnson, and Franklin counties) since 2008.
United States Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe issued a recommendation today that the federal civil rights case over Sherwood's hot check court, which plaintiffs had decried as an unconstitutional "debtor's prison" that kept defendants on a hamster wheel of debt and incarceration for decades, be dismissed without prejudice.
Last month, the Arkansas Bar Association circulated the final draft of a proposed constitutional amendment to chose members of the Arkansas Supreme Court by appointment rather than election. Now, it's hosting public forums to discuss the proposal.
James Harris, a Blytheville attorney, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Blytheville, the police chief, and a police officer, alleging excessive force by the policy against Chardrick Mitchell on July 4.
The Arkansas Supreme Court finished up work before its summer recess today with decisions on a challenge to secrecy in the state's lethal injection process for executions and another to the law that all but forces judges to retire.
Former legislator Mike Wilson has added some powerful new evidence to his lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of legislators controlling handouts of state money to pet local projects. He names names and projects.
The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling today, has upheld a lower court's finding that Gerber Products must pay its Fort Smith workers for the time they spend putting on and taking off work uniforms.
Lawyers for Garland Circuit Judge Wade Naramore, charged with negligent homicide in the hot car death of his 18-month-old son Thomas in 2015, have filed multiple pleadings seeking more information and justification for the charge against Naramore.
The family of Eugene Ellison, the 67-year-old African-American man shot and killed by a Little Rock Police Department patrol officer in Ellison's apartment near the corner of Col. Glenn and University Ave. in Dec. 2010, held a press conference today to discuss yesterday's announcement of a historic settlement in the federal civil rights case arising from the shooting.
Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
A month after the conclusion of a vitriolic state Supreme Court election season that saw unprecedented levels of spending by out-of-state "dark money" groups, the Senate Judiciary committee this afternoon discussed two potential reforms to how Arkansas selects its judges.
Hog fans just can't quit blaming the refs for the NCAA men's basketball tournament loss to North Carolina. Now the Arkansas Senate has gotten in on the act, with this resolution introduced by Democratic Sen. Keith Ingram and getting bipartisan co-sponsorship from that brutish and short sandlot roundball player, Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.